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what causes someone to shiver after sex

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Common reaction!: Any physically or emotionally charged stimulus can cause a person to shiver. Nothing is wrong!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
good question: This is an interesting symptom. It has to do activity of the autonomic nervous system after orgasm.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Adrenaline: adrenaline surge after orgasm, can create shivering
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Physical exertion: Sex can be very physically demanding. Lots of large muscles can be involved. Prolonged sexual activity can lead to over use and fatigue of the muscles ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Are you freezing?: Your body is likely experiencing the aftereffects of hyper stimulatory activity of both your hormonal and nervous systems and the shivering is the res ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes very unlikely: Urinary frequency or urgency are rarely due to any STD, and certainly herpes would not do this. Absence of sores and/or severely painful urination is ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Coincidence: This sounds like a standard respiratory virus (maybe influenza?); no STD is a likely cause. In any case, no infection can cause symptoms immediately a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergy: An allergy to semen is possible. If you are engaging in oral sex, that could explain the sore throat. Allergic reactions can cause fatigue. The vulvar ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
A few ideas: Postcoital headache can be severe; a woman with severe endometriosis may have severe pain during and then after; if an ectopic pregnancy or cyst ruptu ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is not normal: Coital or post- coital bleeding should be medically evaluated.
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